Born: Au­gust 6, 1821, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 1, 1891, the Dean­ery, Wells, Eng­land.

Buried: Wells Ca­thed­ral, Eng­land.

Plumptre was ed­u­cat­ed at King’s Coll­ege, Lon­don, and Un­i­ver­si­ty Coll­ege, Ox­ford, grad­u­at­ing as a dou­ble first in 1844. He was for some time Fel­low of Brase­nose. On tak­ing Ho­ly Or­ders in 1846, he ra­pid­ly reached a fore­most po­si­tion as the­o­lo­gian and preach­er. His ap­point­ments in­clud­ed as­sist­ant preach­er at Lin­coln’s Inn; se­lect preach­er at Ox­ford; Pro­fess­or of Pas­tor­al The­ol­o­gy at King’s Coll­ege, Ox­ford; Pre­ben­da­ry in St. Paul’s Ca­thed­ral, Lon­don; Pro­fess­or of Ex­e­ge­sis of the New Test­a­ment, King’s Coll­ege, Lon­don; Boyle Lec­tur­er; Grin­field Lec­tur­er on the Sep­tu­a­gint, Ox­ford; and ma­ny others. His works in­clude:



  1. Behold They Gain the Lonely Height
  2. For All Thy Countless Bounties
  3. Lo, Summer Comes Again!
  4. March, March Onward Sol­diers True
  5. O Light, Whose Beams Il­lum­ine All
  6. O Lord of Hosts, All Heaven Possessing
  7. O Praise the Lord Our God
  8. Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
  9. Thine Arm, O Lord, in Days of Old
  10. Thy Hand, O God, Has Guided